Study, Pray, Serve: The Epiphany of the Lord

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Let’s explore some of the themes in the readings for the Epiphany of the Lord.

1st Reading – Isaiah 60:1-6

  • Jerusalem rises up in the shining light of the Lord’s glory.
  • By this light people will come together, praising the Lord.

Psalm – 72:1-2,7-8,10-13

  • “Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.”
  • God endows the king with justice and right judgment to care for the people.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 3:2-3a,5-6

  • The Holy Spirit has revealed to the apostles and prophets that the Gentiles are coheirs of God’s grace.
  • As members of the same body, they are copartners in the promise of Christ.

Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12

  • The Magi, guided by a star, come to Jerusalem seeking the king of the Jews.
  • They go to Bethlehem, where they encounter Jesus and present him with gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Mass Readings – The Epiphany of the Lord


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About Fr. Andrew Ricci

A Catholic priest since 1997, Fr. Andrew Ricci is currently the rector of the Cathedral of Christ the King in Superior, WI. His website "Three Great Things" can be found at and his podcasts can be found under "Catholic Inspiration" in the iTunes store. View all posts by Fr. Andrew Ricci

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